Skip to comments.Smoking marijuana as a teenager lowers IQ for LIFE, scientists warn
Posted on 06/07/2014 1:44:39 AM PDT by AustralianConservative
Smoking cannabis as a teenager lowers IQ into adulthood and could have a lifelong impact, researchers have warned.
U.S. researchers found the damaging effects of the drug remained even if users stopped smoking marijuana as adults.
They said teenagers face increased risks from smoking cannabis, because the brain is rapidly developing at this time.
The scientists, from the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) in the U.S., added that smoking cannabis affects critical thinking and memory during use, with the effects persisting for days.
Reviewing a range of studies on marijuana smoking, they reiterated that cannabis impairs driving and increases the risk of being involved in a car accident.
The risks are further enhanced when combining marijuana with alcohol, they reported in the New England Journal of Medicine.
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How would anyone notice?
This goes a long way towards explaining Obama’s election...
Does this include the possibility that teenagers with lower IQs tend to smoke more marijuana than teenagers with higher IQs?
"Dude! That can't be right!"
Haha. Hard to argue otherwise.
Love the photo. It says so much.
A self perpetuating process of erosion, is what you get. Each generation dumber and more violent than the one before. Generation Reptilian!
Did Coloradoans take this into consideration? This is child abuse on a massive scale.
Violent crime has plunged since the mid-90's. The murder rate is at record lows.
Most “Smart” teenagers aren’t all that smart at that age.
I’d guess emotional issues plays a larger roll than IQ on those who do and do not try pot.
The brains chemistry can be pretty messed up just due to puberty.
I smoked weed from 1971 to 1984...heavy use
My IQ was tested 1975 in Spanish Fort Alabama at the request of my school just shy of 150
A score considered near genius once.
I graduated deans list last two years at Ole Miss when my live in ...rather gorgeous...southern belle girl friend used her innate skills to make me use my potential in class.....I think I made 2 Bs out of the last 30 or so courses..the rest As...one B was translating Cervantes...you haven’t lived if you haven’t had that pleasure
I scored 703 old score on LSAT and could have attended all but the top dozen law schools had I wished
I don’t advocate pot use for kids but I sure don’t share this bogeyman attitude over it many here who have never once smoked it have
But I don’t consider myself the Matthew McConahey pot advocate of FR...Im ambivalent....my girls smoked some and I know my boys will try it....I push restraint and for sure no chronic use....pretty much what I say here
One difference is down south most pot smokers are like the rest of us...conservative
I know probably over 100 pot smokers from young adults to nearly 80
98% are not libs
Pot can be harmful but it doesn’t make everyone life long dumb..I don’t buy that
Drug studies are like most science today...agenda driven....they always have been...think fish babies
Its a strange time for pot...I personally think serious decrim over legalization makes more sense....for many reasons
To me the biggest harm of marijuana is it can stunt ambition and drive....even sex drive...in some folks in heavy use.....didn’t do that to me other than being stoned is conducive to procrastinating the mundane.
I’m convinced of this but if they limit use to evening or free time like responsible smokers do this abates...but it can sure cause complacency
My IQ is now around 137-140
Two open heart off pump surgeries.
One serious head wound.
Empty sella syndrome
Stuff that wears down brain function directly or indirectly
It can be a curse....timelines and chronology events from barely significant on from about 1962....I remember EVERYTHING.
and I often jump ahead in conversations...which is irritating...ask my dear wife
I am not devoid of common sense but my book sense capacities do not translate to mechanical sense...which doesn’t come natural nor the physical sciences in general
Having a higher IQ than average is a gift but also a curse.....you tend to realize its lawyers guns and money time quicker and absorb how bad it really is in America these days culture wise...its hard to be oblivious... the ignorance is bliss thing isn’t there
But smarts is a lot more than simple IQ and its no guarantee of much but anxiety..lol
But I’ve observed and live in one of this nations richest counties where kids score high IQ and most folks are bright like Black Agnes and Pelham and Catherine...
That is not an accident
I put you guys in the recipient bar but alas my droid let me down yet again
Man....smart phones are sure not desktops and key boards
Guess my IQ continues to freefall
I will be Cracker Barrel......pegs game... “Ignoramoose” soon enough
God forbid I smoked ganja now....it would be pitiful
This goes a long way towards explaining Obama.
Dave’s not here.
It is called “dope”...
I loved that one.
Here is the Refer Madness movie 1938